Newsletter Festival 2014
Shimmy Shake Festival – celebrating urban fusion bellydance!
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In 6 weeks the very first international Shimmy Shake Festival will take place at Maaspodium in Rotterdam. Three days full of wonderful workshops with the most amazing teachers, like Sharon Kihara (USA), Anasma (FR), Piny Orchidaceae (PRT), Obelixx (BE), Esther Nederpelt and Madame Romanova (NL). On Friday 21st November during the Urban Tribes Night you can enjoy the inspiring performances of students from the Dutch fusion belly dance schools as well as the Factor CO dance acts and on Sunday the 23rd you can discover a variety of stunning dance acts during the exciting and varied Shimmy Shake Matinee Mash Up show with old and new talents performing new choreographies that will delight you! The highlight of the festival is the Urban Fusion Dance Gala Show on Saturday 22th of November where you can witness the live performances by top international dancers such as Sharon Kihara, Anasma, Piny and her Orchidaceae Urban Tribal, Caterina Grimani, Obellyciouz but also national top dancers such as Tjarda, Rachid Alexander, Maya Acid Bellydance, Tribal Mystica and Nargis.
Don’t miss this fantastic festival where we celebrate urban fusion bellydance! Come and join the party.
The Next Level dancers will perform at Urban Fusion Dance Gala Show
Five dance acts have been selected for The Next Level, our yearly Autumn coaching program for advanced dancers. The dance acts include solos by Norina Tossi, Josephine Jansen and Annelisa Geschiere, a duet by Esther van Aalst and Joseline and a group work by Asrais. In the coming weeks they will be coached by expert dancers who will work with them to improve their acts and their skills as dancers. They will perform their coached dance acts as part of the Urban Fusion Dance Gala Show during the Shimmy Shake Festival on Saturday 22 November! Next Level dancers also become part of Shimmy Shake’s pool that can be programmed in in various shows including on tour.
Curious about these new fusion bellydance talents, come and check them out at the Urban Fusion Dance Gala Show.
Call to all dancers: JOIN OUR ROTTERDAM FLASH MOB
Sunday, November 16th in Rotterdam
To promote our dance style and get everyone curious and warmed up for the Shimmy Shake festival, we are going to do a Flash Mob on Sunday 16th November at 15.00 in Rotterdam. We need the help of ALL of you and all the (fusion) bellydancers you know to make this happen! For this Flash Mob we are working with Tjarda van Straten and Nadîja of Hipsick Unusual Theatre. Do you want to be part of this fantastic event to promote our dance style and the festival, make sure to sign up before 21st October via firstname.lastname@example.org.